So even though I bitched about the extended wait time at dollar this past trip, I was very happy with the money I saved booking the rental.  I wrote about the method I used on here last time using the totalrewards.com website.  Well, I decided to throw my October dates in and see what rates are looking like.  To my surprise that feature is gone.  I really feel like I've been bashing Total Rewards and CET lately, but they are making it easy for me to do so.  Previously the rate booked here included all taxes and fees which ended up saving $70-$80 for a 6 day rental.  But this is gone so I will update you with what I am experimenting with now.

Autoslash.com  Promises to keep track of your rental car reservations from other companies and send you an email when they find the rate has dropped.  Now I have tried this before and it did not work.  I think this time I will book multiple car levels to ensure it tracks all price drops.  Alamo is notorious for dropping the rate of the fullsize and above car rates below economy at times, which can work out to be a great deal.  But if autoslash is only watching my rental rate on an economy car, I will not be notified.  So I will give this a try and report back my results.  If anyone else has any rental car discounts or methods they use, please comment below, the good ones never seem to last long!


 
 
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Came back into Michigan a couple days ago and as I prepare myself to get back into the swing of things, I will be taking some fond looks back at the trip we just finished.  My PVD (Post-Vegas Depression) has not been to bad this time around, but I think it has a lot to do with already having another trip on the books.  Over the next couple weeks I have a lot to write, a few podcasts in me and hopefully some tips that will add some value to your next trip out.  

If you haven't checked it out in a while, go over to the hotel section, I just posted a review of my stay at the Cromwell and updated a few of the older reviews with the recent gambling changes on the strip.  I still have a review to write up on my stay at the Downtown Grand which was a last minute change that we really enjoyed.

No royals this trip, and definitely gave my play to some different casinos so I'm curious to see if any different offers pop up.  

I feel like I accomplished a lot this trip and still have so much that I didn't do, so that will be added to the next one.  For now here are a few highlights of what I accomplished...

-First stay at the Cromwell
-First stay at Downtown Grand
-Feed the Sea Turtles Experience at Mandalay Bay Shark Reef Aquarium
-Saying Goodbye to the Riviera (and Peppermill, just in case)
-Golfing at Angel Park Golf Course
-Ate Dupars Pancakes


Still didn't do...
Valley of Fire
Cosmo Buffet
Mandalay Bay pool (still kicking myself)
Check out the Westgate

So stay tuned, hopefully I can be without Vegas till October...